Thieves steal BSNL’s OFC cable in Dehradun; 3500 users affected

Showing no signs of fear thieves stole about 120 meters of Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) in Dehradun. This in turn has affected to 3500 telephones and broadband consumers of the Patelnagar area. The thieves cut the 120-meter long underground cable of BSNL after excavation between the power corporation’s office at Matawala Bagh Dehradun. BSNL officials came to know about this when people complained about the connection to the authorities. In this regard, a complaint has been lodged with the Patel Nagar police. The price of the stolen cable is being pegged at around Rs 15 lakh.

Complaints of connection stagnation had started coming from BSNL since Sunday morning. When the area was inspected the authorities got to know about the heist. Thieves had carried out the incident of cable theft by digging on about 120 meters. Ramesh Kumar, SDO (Sub-Divisional Officer) of BSNL’s Patel Nagar area said that the repair work has been started. Trying to turn on all the connections gradually. It will take at least one week for all of them to start. At the same time, Inspector Patel Nagar Suryabhushan Nagi told that the footage of the CCTV cameras taken around where the cable has been stolen is being monitored. Soon thieves will be caught.
The question of police patrol is increasing steadily. The thieves are increasingly growing in the city. BSNL’s underground wire was stolen after the day-to-day closing of locked houses.


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